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Guns, Political Language, and Surveying Change

In 2014, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence celebrated its 40th anniversary. Actually, the CSGV celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014, since it has only existed under that name since 1989. 661 more words


On Survey Questions and Surveying Change in Attitudes Toward Guns

“If you want to measure change, don’t change the measure.” – Attributed to sociologist Otis Dudley Duncan

I was surprised recently to read that the Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence has…

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Religious Progressives Predicted To Outnumber Conservatives, Survey Finds

Posted: 07/20/2013 8:10 am EDT
Updated: 07/21/2013 9:35 pm EDT
Source: Huffington Post
by Katherine Bindley

A new study has found that while the number of religious conservatives is still greater than that of progressives, the religious left may have a better chance of maintaining its foothold with Americans over time. 456 more words


Study: Religious Affiliation At Low Point In US History

BERKELEY, Calif. (CBS Sacramento) – No religious affiliation? No problem.

A new study from UC Berkeley sociologists has found that religious affiliation is currently at its low point in U.S. 282 more words


Religion Among Americans Hits Low Point, As More People Say They Have No Religious Affiliation

Written by Katherine Bindley.  Posted by Alan Bailey

View the full article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/13/religion-america-decline-low-no-affiliation-report_n_2867626.html

On the day that a new pope was elected, I found this article to be an interesting contrast. 226 more words

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The Social Meaning of Technology

Sometime in the early-1980s, Kodak began using a sleek new voice messaging service that they called KMX, short for Kodak Message Exchange. It was pretty cool for the time; you could dial in from most anywhere via a toll-free number, authenticate with a mailbox number and passcode, and exchange asynchronous voice messages with other employees. 970 more words